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4 Gadgets That Will Help You Kill The Horrible Bugs Inside Your Home

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Do you know how many insects are inside your home right now? If you look around you might be able to see a few of them, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Most of them are hiding from you inside your walls, or underneath something and out of sight. Sooner or later they will strike, so you want to do something about them now. When they start crawling around you have no idea what their horrible little legs will be touching. They could end up touching you.

You don’t have to let your home be overrun by thousands of insects. You don’t have to be scared to leave food out for 10 minutes because ants will appear out of thin air. If only there was a way to get rid of spiders you wouldn’t need to spend an hour standing on the couch until you worked up the courage to attack them with a newspaper. We’re going to save your life by looking at some cool gadgets that will finally help you get rid of those bugs for good.

Vacuum For Insects

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Are you one of those people that won’t go anywhere near an insect? You don’t mind anything that can’t fit inside your hand, but it’s those little things you don’t like because they’re so unpredictable. Before you know what is going on they could be climbing inside your clothes. If you don’t want to touch them you can relax, because you can pick up an insect vacuum that will suck them up while you stand well away from them.

An Electronic Insect Repellent

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How did you get rid of insects in the past when they were walking around everywhere? Did you just cross your fingers and hope they would go away? If you stick an electronic insect repellent inside your plug socket it will send out special ultrasonic sounds, but don’t worry because you won’t have a clue what is going on. These sounds will be sent out at different frequencies and they will mess with the insects’ nervous system, so they won’t come into your home again.

Cleaning Your Bed

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Can you imagine how many bed bugs are on your sheets at this exact moment? I know you don’t want to think about it, but there will be a huge amount of them waiting to tuck you in tonight. If you get a UV bed bug cleaner you will be able to get rid of them whenever you want. The gadget will blast the bugs with UV light before sucking them off your bed. You will definitely feel a little bit cleaner when you jump under the covers after using the machine.

Catch Flies Out Of Thin Air

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It doesn’t really matter when there is one or two flies inside your home, but once a lot of them start flying around it can get pretty annoying. There is an easy way to get rid of them and you just need to hang a special fly catcher from the wall. The light it gives off will attract the flies and when they get inside the gadget they will stick to the walls. After you catch enough flies you can take out the sticky pad and throw it away then start all over again.

Don’t Share Your Home Any Longer

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Now that you know how to get rid of those insects you don’t need to put up with them any longer. You will have your home all to yourself which will make you feel a lot better from now on. Let us know which one you hate the most in the comments below because I think spiders will get the most votes.

Mark Ross, the author of this post, often helped lost animals and birds get back to their wild and free surroundings when he was a child. Currently, he works for a well known company offering services such as bird control in Toronto.

Arizona Bedbug Laws

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The State of Arizona has been a hotbed for bedbugs the past few years. Vacationers coming to the valley of the sun are encountering them in their hotels. Dorms on campuses like Arizona State University have had infestations, as have apartment complexes, homes, and even movie theaters. Yuck! These encounters are unfortunate, and leave victims with painful bites. Bedbug infestations are also extremely difficult to eliminate. With this bedbug epidemic; travelers, homeowners, landlords, and tenants should no what the bedbug laws are in the State of Arizona.

Arizona Bedbug Laws

In the United States, 22 of the 50 states have laws that specifically mention bedbugs. Arizona has four of these laws. They are as follows:

  • Arizona Revised Code 36-601 – Public Nuisances Dangerous to Public Health.

Any place that offers sleeping accommodations, and has bedbugs, is a public nuisance and dangerous to human health.

  • Arizona Revised Code 9-500.31 Prohibition on adopting landlord tenant bedbug control requirements.

Arizona cities/town cannot regulate landlord-tenant bedbug controls. They can regulate disposal of bedbug infested materials.

  • Arizona Revised Code 11-269.11 Prohibition on adopting landlord tenant bedbug control requirements.

Boards of Supervisors cannot regulate landlord-tenant bedbug controls. They can regulate disposal of bedbug infested materials.

  • Arizona Revised Code 33-1319 Bedbug control; landlord and tenant obligations; definitions.

A landlord cannot knowingly rent a bedbug infested property to a tenant, and must provide tenants with bedbug literature.

Source: http://www.azleg.gov/ars/36/00601.htm

Hire A Bedbug Attorney

The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes, and is not intended as professional legal advice. The above listed laws are current as of 4/2013, but can change. If you are a property manager, landlord, tenant, or traveler who has had an unfortunate battle with bedbugs, hire an attorney who specializes in bedbug cases.

Hull Andrew
301 East Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 230-0088
doctorevictor.com
 
Michael A. Parham
7701 East Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994-4732
michaelparhamlaw.com
 

Get Arizona Pest Control

Not all bedbug prevention measures work, and not all pest control companies are created equal. Find a company that knows how to deal with bedbugs specifically. Do not battle bedbugs alone; doing so can make the infestation much worse.

Bedbug Control

All Bed Bugs Begone
7230 East Tyndall Street
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 659-9011
allbedbugsbegone.com

General Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 

Sleeping With The Enemy – Bed Bugs

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“Good night! Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Everyone has heard this line at least once in their lifetime; however, most of us have never truly been in contact with the little buggers and therefore just brush off the comment as an obligatory gesture if nothing more. However, that may not be the case, as studies show that the bed bugs, which were previously almost eradicated during the 1940s, are making a large comeback.

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on human blood. They are very small and mostly nocturnal and are capable of feeding on their host without being noticed. They feed by piercing the skin with their elongated mouthparts that normally fold under their body when at rest but fully extend during feeding. The name “bed bug” came from the insect’s preferred habitat of houses and especially areas where people sleep. A number of adverse health effects may occur due to bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.  However it can be difficult to tell if it was actually a bed bug that bit you and this is important to know if you actually have bed bugs, before jumping to conclusions

Detection

Being able to identify bed bug bites from other parasitic creatures can be an extremely hard task. Because of the red bumps and the itchy sensation people often mistake these bites for mosquitoes bites instead. The only way you really can confirm bed bugs are the cause is to find the bugs in your bedroom. Bed bugs can be detected by their characteristic smell of raspberries.

A new form of detection is through the use of bed bug detection dogs. These dogs are trained to pinpoint infestations, with a high accuracy rating based upon controlled experiments. Sadly, however, the success rates in these tests may not reflect real world success rate of a pest companies’ dog, because of the multiple variables in the field. Dog detection can often occur in minutes where a pest control practitioner might take an hour. In the United States, about 100 dogs are used to find bed bugs by 2009.

Management

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Bed Bug (Photo credit: stephenccwu)

Getting rid of bed bugs is an arduous task. You must not only remove the bed bugs but treat the infected area as well as continuously monitoring the area to ensure bed bugs do not return. The eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches such as vacuuming, washing bedding at a high temperature, using steam or heat treatment, and sealing up hiding places along with increased sanitation and habitat modification. Some people think that insecticides are not recommended for dealing with these pests, for two reasons: one is that few active ingredients are federally registered for bed bugs for over-the-counter use and the other is resistance among bed bug populations is becoming common. The truth, however, is that professional bed bug control products can be purchased online.

Another proven method of dealing with these bed invaders, if you are willing to deal with it, is through the use of natural predators. There are many other types of bugs that feed on bedbugs, however allowing them into your home may lead to another problem and therefore is not very practical for eliminating bed bugs from human dwellings.

 

Sarah Brookes is a home improvement blogger from Chicago that frequently writes about pest control problems, like bed bug infestations. She also writes about other areas of home improvement from finding the best alarm clocks, to the most reliable home security systems.

Choosing the Right Bed Bug Control Service

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Bed bugs are not just a nuisance. They are a biting, blood sucking problem. When they infest your home, they can cause painful and itchy bites. If anyone in your home is allergic to their saliva, the results of the bites can be even more miserable. If you see signs of one or two bed bugs, this means there are actually thousands of the pests in your beds, bedding, clothing, window coverings, cracks, and crevices of your home. It is nearly impossible for you to fight bed bugs on your own. They will win. You need the help of a professional pest control company or you and your family will continue to suffer.

Just how do you find the right pest control service? You need to ensure that you choose one that knows how to properly treat and eliminate the bed bugs. Here are some things you will need to look for.

Things to Look for in a Pest Control Company

To begin with, you will need to start a search. This search should include looking for certain characteristics in a company. This will help you narrow the field to just a few options. The characteristics should include:

  • Specialize in Bed Bug Control
  • Licensed with the State Pesticide Regulatory Agency
  • Use Environmentally Friendly Control Options

It is extremely important to ensure that any pest control company you are choosing will be properly licensed to make use of pesticides. This is the only way to ensure that the company will use safe and proper methods of pesticide application in your home.

Things to Ask a Pest Control Company

Once you have narrowed down your options to just a few, then you will need to pick the right pest control company. It is extremely important that you are careful with this. The wrong company may do a subpar job and you may continue to have bed bug problems in the future. You certainly do not want to waste your money, time, or comfort because you chose the wrong company. Here are a few things to ask the companies you are considering.

  • Are you a member of local pest control organizations?
  • Are you a member of the National Pest Management Association?
  • What type of approach will you use to eliminate bed bugs in my home?
  • How long will it take to eliminate the bugs in my home?
  • Will I have to throw out my bedding or the mattresses in my home?
  • Will you provide me with an inspection report before you begin bed bug control?
  • Will you perform follow-ups to ensure the bed bugs are completely eliminated?
  • Will you use pesticides that are safe around my children and pets?
  • Will you quote a final price to me before we begin any bed bug elimination or control?
  • Are there things that could have an effect on the price you quoted me in the beginning?
  • Do you offer any other pest control services that I could package together and take care of all of my home’s pest issues?
  • How quickly can you come to my home for an inspection?

By asking the right questions, you can get the right answers to find a proper pest control company to deal with your bed bug problem. By choosing the right company in the first place, you can ensure that the bed bugs are eradicated as soon as possible. This is extremely important since those bugs are not just a pest. They are dangerous to your family as well as yourself.  With the information above, you should find it simple to choose the right pest control company right away.

Melissa Stewart is a writer for DugasPestControl.com. Dugas Pest Control offers pest management services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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